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Zimbabwe opposition leader Biti in custody after Zambia deports him- lawyer

Police in Zimbabwe were looking for Biti and eight other opposition figures for allegedly fomenting violence following a disputed national election in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner.


Reuters 09 Aug 2018, 06:13 AM Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyer said.

Police in Zimbabwe were looking for Biti and eight other opposition figures for allegedly fomenting violence following a disputed national election in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner.

"An hour ago Biti was handed over to Zimbabwean law enforcement officers and as we speak he is on Zimbabwean soil," Biti's Zambian lawyer Gilbert Phiri told Reuters by phone.

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